Happy New Year and all the best in
As we start back to school in
this cold winter term, this message is intended to keep
you informed about some of the happenings at Henry G.
Izatt Middle School.
We will have our monthly early
dismissal for staff meeting on January 18; students will
be dismissed at 2:00 pm that afternoon. It is
appreciated when arrangements are made for students to
walk home or have an early pick up that afternoon. Our
next Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting will be held
on January 24 at 6:30 pm. PAC has initiated a Facebook
Page to share information with parents. It is a private
site. Please contact Jennifer Wilson
or Karen Latimer
email@example.com to be added to this social media
Our January assembly will be held
on January 27 at 9:00 am. Parents are welcome to attend.
Our second series of
tri-conferences, a time for students and teachers to
share academic progress with parents, will be held the
evenings of January 31 and February 2 and the morning of
February 3rd. There will not be classes at
HGI on February 3rd. Information about
appointments will be sent out soon. Booking appointments
will be done online using your same passcodes. If you
require assistance, please call our office.
February brings HGI participation
in a number of performances (Grade 8 Concert Band on Feb
22; Wind Ensemble Feb 23; Grade 9 Concert Band Feb 24;
Jazz Bands March 1) at the venues of the Optimists Music
Festival and our Grade 7’s participation in the Festival
du Voyageur on February 24th.
Grade 8 students will be involved in registration
and course selection for Grade 9, the first year of high
school credits. Administration will visit Grade 8
classes on February 13 to provide students with their
registration packages and initial information. There
will be an information evening about option courses and
the registration process at HGI on February 16 at 7:00
p.m. at the school. Course selection is done online and
the online system will be open on February 17th. All grade
9 registration packages for 2017-2018 are due on
February 24, 2017.
Grade 9 students,
semester 2 will begin on February 6, 2017. This means
the students will begin their second half credit option
course, and for student enrolled in Senior Jazz Band,
the course will now be scheduled in the timetable.
Also for our Grade 9 students, the process for
registration and course selection for High School (Grade
10) will begin in February. More information will be
sent to you.
on a student’s address, they are designated to attend
Fort Richmond Collegiate or Vincent Massey Collegiate.
We are currently collecting information from all parents
about their designated high school or their choice.
Schools of Choice applications can be submitted at any
time. Acceptance is not guaranteed as the decision
depends on enrollment statistics.
Fort Richmond Collegiate will
host their information evening on the evening of
February 21, 2017.
Vincent Massey Collegiate will host their information
evening on the evening of February 23, 2017
Grade 9 students will visit the
high school they have chosen and will receive their
registration packages. Heather McDevitt
firstname.lastname@example.org is our school contact for
Grade 10 registrations. Ms. McDevitt will be available
to assist students with their registration and course
Grade 5 – 8
registration packages for 2017-2018 will be sent home on
February 13th and will be due back to school by February
the 2017-2018 school year, due to enrolment and staff
changes, the Intensive French Program will not be
offered. We will consider offering this program again in
There will be no HGI classes on
March 3 or March 17th. The early dismissal (2:00 p.m.)
in March is on March 8th.
The HGI Parent Advisory Council
(PAC) will be hosting a Parent Information Night at the
school on March 14 at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be
and Media Literacy. More information will be sent
out prior to this date.
Our website and teacher sites
continually provide information about happenings at HGI.
Check out “HGI Live”.
All the best,
Mike Pizzi &
Aligned with the Pembina Trails School Division new brand, HGI revised our strategic plan around our four pillars:
Humanity – Growth – Innovation – Sustainability
Humanity: We promote belonging, community, global citizenship, and a healthy learning environment – the groundwork for personal growth and development.
Growth: We seek new experiences as means to cultivate curiosity and realize the true potential for learning.
Innovation: We take the risks and disruptive leaps necessary to align new and relevant goals for learning with our rapidly changing world.
Sustainability: We intentionally infuse sustainability initiatives to connect environmental stewardship, social action, and community partnerships to improve the way we live.